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Lots Of "New To Me" Dry Foods

Postby etexlady » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:46 pm

I was just browsing through Chewy.com and noticed a number of dry dog foods I have not heard of before including:
  • First Mate
  • Great Life
  • Health Extension
  • Horizon
  • Leonard Powell Signature
  • Lotus
  • Natural Planet
  • Nulo
  • Pioneer Naturals
  • Spring Naturals
  • Under The Sun
Many are described as manufactured by family owned and/or operated pet food companies. My little toy poodle is thriving on Annamaet and Fromm's so I don't expect to make any changes. Anyone use any of these products?

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Re: Lots Of "New To Me" Dry Foods

Postby SherriA » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:07 pm

I've never heard of any of these but I haven't fed kibble in several years. I guess I'm more out of the loop than I thought!

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Re: Lots Of "New To Me" Dry Foods

Postby emmas_mom » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:08 am

The only one I've heard of is First Mate, which I seem to recall I used for a while for one of my dogs (and the feline version for my cat) and for a while was quite popular where I live. IIRC, it used to be a not-bad lower cost option. However, I seem to remember it changed formula or changed ownership and popularity went rapidly downhill. I still see the cat version on the shelves, but don't think I've seen the dog one where I shop for quite some time.
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Re: Lots Of "New To Me" Dry Foods

Postby LisaT_II » Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:23 am

A number of GSD owners use the First Made. My girl was using the canned Natural Planet for a bit, but now I just use it for emergencies when I haven't cooked any food. I have one friend that uses Lotus kibble, but frankly I don't know about any of them. I'm out of the kibble loop since I don't feed it.

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Re: Lots Of "New To Me" Dry Foods

Postby maxs_mommy » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:49 pm

NuLo is one that my local petsmart carries and I think I've seen Lotus but I'm not certain. I haven't tried NuLo but considered it for my BIL's dogs if the wellness they were on didn't work out. I don't feed kibble either to the dog. My cat gets Fromm's.
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